Private James W Lent was about 20 years old when he was wounded at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He continued in service with the 7th Maine and later the First Maine Veteran Infantry to muster-out in June 1865.

I’ve found very little more about him, but this news clip from the Portland Daily Press of 30 March 1886 [online from the Digital Maine Repository] hints at his post-war story:


My transcription

Emma J Lent of Manchester [ME], has commenced an action against a rumseller of that town to recover $2000 for selling liquor to her husband.

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